Hickory – The League of Women Voters of Catawba Valley is sponsoring a free public event on the topic of gerrymandering at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library, 375 3rd St NE, Hickory, NC on Saturday March 10th at 1:00 PM. Walter Salinger will be the speaker. His talk will explain the consequences of gerrymandering voting districts and advocate for nonpartisan redistricting plans.
Mr. Salinger, a retired professor, is active with League of Women Voters of the Piedmont Triad focusing on nonpartisan redistricting reform and public policies for diminishing the influence of money on politics. League of Women Voters has publicly opposed gerrymandering nationwide since 1966 regardless of the majority party. His talk spotlights ways to persuade leaders of both parties to break the gerrymandering addiction.
Do you choose your politicians or do they choose you? What are the effects of Gerrymandering? In the 2016 election 30% of NC Voters had no vote in deciding who would represent them in the NC Senate. How can this happen in our American Democracy in which the vote of each person should to be equal in power to the vote of every other individual? The answer is gerrymandering, the drawing of district boundaries to give one political party an unfair advantage in elections.
League of Women Voters of Catawba Valley is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government through education and advocacy. It works to register voters, to instill the importance of voting, and to educate voters on the effects of government on their daily lives. The League neither supports nor opposes candidates or parties. Membership is open to women and men and includes Catawba, Burke, Caldwell, and Alexander counties. LWVCV membership also includes national and state league membership joining your voice to a powerful force of members from all across the country. Empowering Voters! Defending Democracy!
For information contact us at: LWVcatawbavalley@gmail.com